The 76th Venice Film Festival is opening with Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth.
Festival director Alberto Barbera announced the selection starring Catherine Deneuve, Ethan Hawke and Juliette Binoche in a statement on Thursday.
This is the first time in years that Venice has not started with a Hollywood film. Recent openers have included First Man and La La Land.
The Truth features Deneuve as a French movie star who reunites with her daughter and son-in-law after publishing her memoirs. The director said the small family story takes place primarily inside a house.
The film will premiere on the Lido in competition on August 28.
The Truth is the Palme d’Or-winning director’s first film to be made outside of Japan. He directed last year’s Oscar-nominated drama Shoplifters.
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